Monday, October 08, 2012

Peruvian poet Antonio Cisneros died

The Peruvian poet Antonio Cisneros died Saturday at age 69. Cisneros, also a journalist, screenwriter and professor, was awarded the Pablo Neruda Poetry Ibero-American  award in 2010.

He was one of the most important Latin American poets, and received, in 1968, with his poem 'Canto ceremonial contra un oso hormiguero' the Casa de Las Americas prize, which catapulted him to international recognition.

Cisneros died at his home in Lima, victim of lung cancer.

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